I love storytelling in all its forms, print, spoken, and visual, including video games. I personally believe that some video games have transcended the graphics and story telling aspect in which we consume their narratives and I thoroughly enjoy them. Of course I am not saying that all video games are quality storytelling or captivating but there has been an abundance of games that not only try to deliver stunning graphics and game play but also a good quality story behind it to keep audiences entertained.
Here are some games that I am waiting for with bated breath.
5. SKULL & BONES by Ubisoft
Pirates. I need say nothing more. I love all things pirate and when this game was announced I was excited. A long time fan of Assassins Creed, Black Flag still remains my favorite installment of the franchise because of it naval missions and pirating ways.
This game was originally supposed to be released last year but was delayed to sometime this year.
4. STAR WARS JEDI : FALLEN ORDER
This installment to the Star Wars franchise has me excited. Star Wars is not usually a franchise that I enjoy too much (with the exception of Rogue One) but my husband and I used to play Knights of the Old Republic and I absolutely loved that story. There’s not much to say about it except that it takes places after Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and its in third person. Its expected to drop later this year and there is no cover art of the game yet to post, but that could change on April 13 as they are going to give a first look into it at Celebration Chicago. As of right now I am very excited to see where they take this game but that can all change once that first look drops.
3. THE OUTER WORLD by Obsidian
A game developed by Obsidian (the same people who made Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords and Fallout: New Vegas, two of my favorite games ) that I can not wait to get my hands on. The trailer was the right dose of adventure and fun and I can not wait to go to space in this story driven narrative of factions and play that reacts to the choices you make.
2. THE LAST OF US PART 2 by Sony
There’s not much about this game I can say that hasn’t already been said before. The first one wrenched my heart out with the final decision that Joel took.
TLOU2 trailer shows that this takes place five years after the first one (it’s been six years since one was released) and we get to play as Ellie now. There is no set release date just the tease that it will come out sometime this year.
1. CYBERPUNK 2077 by CD Projekt
The same studio that made The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (one of the most beautiful and expansive open world games that I have played ) made this
A 48 minute game play was dropped last year in august and I can not stop gushing about how much I love what this game showcases. Sci-Fi has been and will always be one of my all time favorite genes for anything and game is giving me everything I’ve wanted. I can not wait to get my hands on this and go to Night City.